Nomination: Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

Guglielmo, Amy and Jacqueline Tourville. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire. Illus. by Brigette Barrager. 2017. Unpaged. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481461313). PreS-Gr. 3.

Artist and illustrator, Mary Blair did not let anyone compromise her vibrant visions of color despite the fact that many male colleagues considered her art too colorful and modern.

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Nomination: Lucia the Luchadora

Garza, Cynthia Leonor. Lucia the Luchadora. Illus. by Alyssa Bermudez. 2017. Unpaged. powerHouse Packaging & Supply, Inc. /POW!, $16.99 (9781576878279). PreS-Gr.2.

When the boys on the playground tell Lucia she can’t be a superhero because she is a girl, Lucia becomes and Luchadora and stands up for what is right.